Supreme Court Says Foreign Gov't Submissions Not Binding

Law360, Washington (June 14, 2018, 10:48 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday held that a foreign government’s interpretation of its own law is not “binding” on U.S. courts, throwing out a Second Circuit ruling nixing a $147 million price-fixing judgment against two Chinese companies that received support from the Chinese government.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously reversed a Second Circuit holding that it was "bound" to defer to the Chinese government's interpretation of Chinese laws in a case over vitamin C price fixing.

The ruling comes as a victory for U.S. vitamin C purchasers Animal Science Products Inc. and The Ranis Co., which secured $147...

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